Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day 9 I Am Canadian After All

So you saw my breakfast yesterday and you saw my dilemma about the honey. Well, Heather suggested I use maple syrup. Maple Syrup people! Of course. I am Canadian and of course I have pure maple syrup in my pantry. What was I thinking, or better yet, why wasn't I thinking? This morning I doubled the fruit and added a small handful of walnuts and drizzled the plain organic yogurt with CANADIAN maple syrup. What a difference. I loved it. It is now my favorite breakfast. I told my husband that I was going to make it for him in the morning. He replied with "Will that be after my sausage and eggs?" Men.

I had a lot to do today so I really did not want to practice yoga. I made myself anyway. I put on a CD and rolled out my mat. I felt the need to do some Sun Salutations but today I did them super slowly. I mean really slowly. I was mindful of my body during each position. I was moving in unison with the breath. I made subtle adjustments that made each pose more accessible. I must have done at least 15 salutations. Each one more slowly than the last. It felt good. I also added more twisting asana than I would have liked. There must be a reason I hate those poses so I am determined to add more to each yoga session until I come to like them. I also worked on hip openers because my hips always have been oh so tight. Full lotus is a far away goal for me, but I am working toward it. Like I said before... baby steps.

Shortly after that I went outside to tackle the weeds in the front flower beds. I really wanted it to be a Zen-like experience. It was anything but. The ground was rock hard from lack of rain and way too much wind and the weeds seem to be outgrowing the annuals I planted. I was hot and windblown and I raked and grabbed at the weeds like I was a crazy woman. Crazy I tell you.

I was so tired and worn out by the end of this 2 hour weeding session that all I wanted to do was sit on the deck and have a glass of wine.

And that is exactly what I did. Again, don't judge me. :)

1 comment:

Dawn said...

It sounds like you earned that glass of wine. :) Maple syrup...that's a great idea!